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regularly to confess our addiction. mr. speaker, congress should join spending anonymous. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. butterfield: mr. speaker, i rise today to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the emancipation proclamation. in the early 19th century, four million slaves resided in the south. public opinion in the north began to oppose it. states resisted by ceding from the union in a brutal civil war -- and a brutal civil war ensued. in order to end slavery and the war, president lincoln on september 22, 1822, issued all rebelling states to free their slaves and return to the union in 100 days. lincoln made it clear, should they failed to do so he would use his authority as commanding chief to end slavery. states failed to act. lincoln signed the proclamation janu
or maybe this is his attempt to run for speaker when the new congress comes into affect thursday at noon where they have an election. i mean, baner said let's hand it over to the senate and the assumption was we all do what the senate comes up with. obviously, there's been a breakdown in communication. >> there's this thought going back to the election, the republicans are blindsided by how badly mitt romney was beaten and see this going on in the republican party itself. is this more than example of what's going on in the republican party? or is this an example of how things are going? >> well, yes, the democrats, if this falls apart and there is no vote in the house and it goes over to the next congress where they have to start over again and the markets plummet tomorrow, people will say that the republicans are the obstructionists. the republicans voted for this bill. mitch and joe biden couldn't be more different not only in philosophy but just persona. and they were acting like the adults in the room doing something for the benefit of the country and the republicans said no we want
question, but this one for speaker boehner in the 113th congress. guest: that is a more interesting question and will be a.m. -- an ongoing story. typically, house speakers do best when they roll with an iron fist. if you look at the nancy pelosi leadership, she muscled through. speaker boehner is more collegial. he believes in working things through and working slow. he had a four members tossed off various committees about a month ago. that was a sign to play ball, or else. will he be able to sustain that? we will know in the next 48 hours. host: you can tune into c-span for the full coverage of the house. they come in at noon eastern time. david, we appreciate your time. welcome back to our live coverage here on speed and -- on c-span. the house, as they have doubled in for a session this afternoon on new year's day. it is highly unusual for congress to be back on this holiday. earlier, the senate voted to approve it brokered deal. vice-president joe biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell bought together for a third time to compromise a deal. congress can retroactively deal wi
in the last congress when later closing was speaker of the house. she had had 16 tax cuts signed into law to help small businesses grow and thrive. as we know, during the last 15 years, small businesses account for about 2/3 of the job growth in our country, but when the bush recession hits in 2009, 2010, small businesses were hit particularly hard. small businesses are the center of her agenda. congress under her leadership gave 27 million small businesses tax cuts. two main pieces of legislation -- the small businesses jobs act in the information you have, will create a total of 500,000 jobs and create eight tax cuts. they are all described in the packet you have. also, unleashing up to $300 billion in credit for small businesses to access. there are another eight tax cuts that were passed through a number of different laws. some of our panelists will address those. even though now we are in an environment where there is a republican majority in the house and a slimmer majority in the senate, please note that the leader and democrats are going fight hard to keep their agenda and restart
of the spending cuts. back drama. thursday is the re-election of speaker boehner and the new congress. >> it's possible this is the prelude to a channel thursday. it would be naked to do it. there are conservative in the republican caucus in the house who hate the bill. for good reason. this is a complete surrender on everything. the ratio of tax cut. or tax hike to spending cut is 40 to 1, rather than 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 or 1 to 3. a complete rout by the democrats. so it's understandable. i think what is likely to happen is that the leadership is going to look to get 218 it could secure to send the bill back to the senate. with equal number of spending cuts. boehner will have an open vote unwhipped, republicans will vote as they wish. they will probably be enough with all the democrats to pass this. add one thing. if the republicans vote it down, they to do it at the same time, they have to announce hr-1 introduced thursday. the first bill of the new congress. which i would say should be exact replica that you pass obama cut, pure tax cut, as we went over the cliff. do it on income tax, capita
and maneuvering in congress. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank and house speaker john boehner did not say that he was for this deal but he didn't say he was against it, either. and right now, he is trying to take the temperature of his fellow republicans in the house to see if this deal is ready for a vote. house speaker john boehner is promising a quick vote on the "fiscal cliff" bill passed early this morning in the senate or an amended alternative. boehner has not endorsed the agreement which may face opposition from conservative lawmakers in the house. vice president joe biden negotiated the deal with senate republicans over the weekend. the agreement makes bush-era tax cuts permanent for individuals making under $400,000 a year and families making under $450,000. it also postpones harsh across- the-board spending cuts for a few months. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here, but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: pr
. >> but with this congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and even though congress did not meet the midnight deadline, tax cuts will be retroactive if the bill is eventually signed into law. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington, thank you so much. the bill also extends unemployment benefits for 2 million people. it prevents a 27% cut in fees for doctors who treat medicare patients. but many americans will see a tax hike because the bill does not affect a scheduled 2% increase in the payroll tax. it also kicked the can down the road on automatic spending cuts for the defense department and domestic programs. they've been postponed for two months. as lee cowen reports, that uncertainty has many business owners worried. >> reporter: jo ann vinute is running the numbers. her payroll is due this week. she now has a hint on what taxes to withhold from her dozen employees. that's only half her work. unresolved spending cuts are the other. >> it's very uncertain and very unnerving and very -- causes
that are unpalatable to force action. otherwise congress would never get it done. that is speaker boehner's leverage with the debt ceiling. so i think we could do a lot better wh the type of people that we're electing to congress, moving away from the extremes and bringing more centrists who can work together. could give you a long speech about that when you combine those two things, you don't get a great work product. adam: congressman jason altmire, you mentioned harmonic convergence that happens in south florida. you're going to blue cross-blue shield up in tallahassee. you won't get that there. all the best to you, sir. congratulations on your service in congress. wish awe happy new year. >> happy new year, thank you. adam: so we'll get the republican take from senator john barrasso just a lit later in the program. he is kook discussing right now with other members of the republican caucus in the senate. they're talking about all of this. viously the final physical cliff deal affects everybody, every aspect of our money, the markets, the economy. some say no matter what the damage has been done.
. $250,000. but he claimed victory. >> keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might still not agree. >> the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> boehner sent house lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> off the cliff at midnight the economy could take a hit but senate leaders hope to counter that with a rare, strong, bipartisan vote. house conservatives could still reject the plan and keep america from climbing back up the cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news 4, capitol hill. >> again the senate is expected to vote on those bills sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. top democrats say it will have their support. tomorrow at noon could be where we really find out if the deal holds up. stay with news 4 and nbc for the latest developments through the night. >>> they are mourn
, john boehner has to face colleagues as the new congress convenes into 2013 and in order to become speaker he doesn't want to shove aside the conservative members tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow and ram this deal down their throat and have them two days from now say maybe be we he don't want you to be speaker are. this is delicate. you are are right to note what his spokesperson said earlier tonight that basically john boehner had not spoken to mitch mcconnell in about a week. ha is extremely rare. why would they be saying that? perhapses from a strategic standpoint they realize it will help john boehner to say i didn't have anything to do with this, this was mitch mcconnell and joe biden. whether or not conservative members buy that is another question but it sounds like john boehner is saying i didn't have anything to do with this, guys. >> right. when we put up on the screen fiscal deal reached between white house and senate. >> exactly. >> it is in essence the white house saying they reached a deal and senate republicans saying they reached the deal but vice presid
's deliberative body. today that claim rings hollow. mr. speaker, the house must postpone the vote until congress and the american people have time to study and evaluate this extraordinarily complex legislation and impact on taxes, economy, debt and other issues. it is bettor get it right than to act in haste. mr. speaker, if we vote on the senate fiscal cliff bill today i will vote against it because it's not the way to do the people's business. >> what is he talking about? the senate deal addressing the fiscal cliff, hanging in the l balance because it goes to the republican controlled house. what's in the senate's compromise. it would prevent middle class income taxes from going up but raise rates on income of more than $400,000 a year for individuals or more than $450,000 for couples. unemployment benefits for 2 million americans would be extended for a year. it does not address spending cuts. that of course, lawmakers planning to revisit that issue. that's going to happen a couple of months from now. there's a two-month delay when it comes to dramatic spending cuts put out as part of the f
time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and the house reconvenes by midday today. a vote could also come today. >> tara, a lot of republicans weren't happy with the president's speech yesterday. is there any indication that that could affect the vote in the house? >> well, president obama during that speech criticized congress for taking too long to come up with this deal. he also laid the groundwork for another problem that's coming and that's basically burrough -- upping the country's burrough limit. republicans will no doubt try to use upping that in ex-kang for spending cuts. and to which the president said, they have another thing coming if they think that's going to be the case. spending cuts alone are not going to be able to reduce the country's deficit. so we have that coming. senator john mccain said basically that's going to antagonize a lot of the house members and possibly jeopardize the vote. >> a lot of negotiations still need to
they believe his position as speaker is secure. his election as speaker will happen in the new conference -- the new congress a couple of days from now, so people have speculated, with john boehner be in some sort of jeopardy, he has been in many soft difficulty of the down turn of some of these negotiations. we're not hearing much about that. majority leader harry reid in the senate, he has been critical in getting things done for the president, but in these last 48 hours or so, his role has been a little bit to the sidelines as the vice president has taken center stage for democrats. and has been able to try to bring this deal together, i also saw in the hallways tone, the president's liason of congress. he has been here working on all kinds of issues, he has a lot invested in this too. there will be people who most folks will never know their names, the key staffers who work very close well these leader who's have done most of the heavy lifting to get to a deal. mitch mcconnell, up for re-election in his home state in 204 1 4 and has that to consider as he goes forward as you think abo
. >> but with this congress that was a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not publicly endorsed the deal. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> now, the house is set to reconvene today at 9 a.m. pacific time. a house vote is expected today or tomorrow. >>> what a night. no fog this year, perfectly clear last night for fireworks along the waterfront here in san francisco. it's beautiful out there. a lot of people showed up for the 15-minute display and jammed the streets near the bob barker. when it was all over, i think most of them are still out there, it was crowded getting into work today but there was some violence during the new year's celebration here in the city. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with the problems police had with the new year's crowd and has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. happy new year. san francisco police had their hands full because some celebrations did not go as planned. there were two separate shootings last night. now three people are recovering from gunshot wounds. the first one happened around 10
in the 113th congress. guest: that is an interesting question to watch closely. house speakers do best when the rule with an iron fist. nancy pelosi muscled through health care, the economic stimulus and evil -- even the global warning plan. speaker boehner says let the rank-and-file worker there will. if there are signs that he is going back to the nancy pelosi- style of leadership, when he had four members cost of various committees, that was a sign, you had better play ball or else. would he be able to sustain that? we will know in the next 48 hours. host: people will be watching, full coverage of the house, beginning at noon eastern time. david lightman thank you for your time. we appreciate you getting up early on this new year's. guest: thank you for having me. host: or coverage continues for another 15 minutes here, there we go to the floor at noon eastern time. the senate, if they need to, could come back at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. don, florida, but democratic caller. you are up first, as the senate early this morning approved the deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. caller: happy ne
complain speaker, the american people are looking at congress with disdain and rightfully so. with the deadline of the fiscal cliff only hours away. we failed to reach a reasonable compromise to move the economy forward and ward off painful tax hikes on the middle class. >> a lot of people feeling like in both the house and the senate this process could have been handled much better a long time ago with open hearings rather than having two people negotiate this deal at the last minute, trace. mike emanuel back to us on capitol hill. any updates as they come in. thank you. on this day in 1938, police tested the world's first
with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not publicly yet endorsed the deal. >>> the white house issued a statement after this morning's senate vote. in part it reads while neither democrats or republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and this house should pass it without delay. >>> a local police department is starting the new year in mourning. a warrenton father leaves behind three grieving children and saddened neighbors. >> reporter: officer chris young was on his way to another call when this terrible crash happened right here behind me in bristow. it was really sad and hard for our families. the kids all played together. chris was always running around playing flashlight tag with the kids. always had a smile on his face. just a great guy. >> reporter: friends remember officer chris young. the married father of three wawr a motorcycle officer on his way to a crash driving on nokesville road a
done now with a chance to talk about some of these issues some more in the new congress and in the months ahead. chris? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you. well, all eyes do now turn to the republican-controlled house and speaker john boehner. about two hours before the senate voted, the house leadership said it would take a wait-and-see approach. "decisions about whether the house will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until house members and the american people have been able to review the legislation." with me now, "the washington post's" david machimura and steve toma, chief political correspondent for "mclatchy" newspapers. good morning. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. david, let's talk about what we're going to see in the house. obviously, if it passes, a lot of people will probably be voting yes while they're holding their nose, but could there also be a revolt from conservative members that could threaten this bill? >> i think, chris, you can never predict completely smooth passage, especially in the house, but i thin
's your sense of the best play here? >> i think what we've heard from speaker bainer and his allies in the republican leadership, this is a binary question for the republican congress. either pass this bill the way it is or amend it to a way that is more likely for house republicans. the option he has not put on the table is go home and leave it be. what you will see in the next 24, 48 -- well, we don't have 72 hours anymore in this congress. what you will see in the next hours is getting through, getting done and getting the president's desk. whether it remains in the current form or not, the question we will have answered tonight. >> what is the collar damage if it gets done? does it matter? does john boehner come out of this weakened or strengthened? >> john boehner's weakness and strength are kind of the same thing. he tends to take a laissez faire approach with his guys, doesn't kick them in the side very often. not able to do that. that makes him popular, means people like him, but it's hard for him to command his troops. i don't think he comes out of this any worse off than b
they have an agreement to proceed and we have something that congress, boat houses of congress can move forward with if biden doesn't get too much resistance tonight and speaker boehner agrees to put it on the floor in the coming days. >> let's bring in a democratic senator, jeff merkley of oregon is joining us. you're getting ready to go into this democratic caucus meeting with the vice president, joe biden. what are you hearing right now? are you on board? >> we haven't heard the detail said, but there's three main things we want to nail down. first is fairness to people who versus those who are best off in society. the second is are we looking down the road to another fiscal cliff, such as sequestering or the dent ceiling kicking in a few month from now, and the third piece is is it financially responsible. are we producing a deal that will actually put us on a path to a financially stable future. those three things are the big questions that have been raised today that we have been raising, a number of us, with our elected leaders. they have been working to try to find a path that w
speaker again in the new congress. >> and that's a question as well. let's say the house of representatives tonight or tomorrow morning were to pass the senate bill, but were to attach amendments for more spending cuts. what are the chances the senate would reconvene and deal with it, pass what the house passed and allow the president to sign it into law? >> reporter: well, the senate just adjourned moments ago. harry reid, the senate majority leader, just adjourned until noon tomorrow. so nothing would happen until noon tomorrow. but the senate, the democratic sources are saying that -- and they are being very quiet. they are not answering our obvious question, which is, what would you do if you got something that was amended. they're doing that on purpose. they don't want to sort of rock the boat. they don't want to give any sort of sense of yay or nay to house republicans to give anybody an excuse, basically. so they're being very, very quiet. but knowing the temperature over there, the fact that they feel pretty good about the fact that they passed this with not just
wanted to dole with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. now, the house reconvenes at midday but lawmakers say, frank, they plan to study this bill hard before they take a vote. they say the senate has had months to get a bill passed and they are not going to rush to get anything done. >> there is word, tara, that some republican lawmakers are upset about something the president said. could that effect support of the bill? >> reporter: it might. president obama chastised in his speech congress for taking too long to get the deal done. but he also threw something out at republicans saying if they think that spending cuts is the only thing that's going to reduce the deficit, they have another thing coming and that basically references the $16.5 trillion in debt which is the next issue on the table. a lot of republicans were offended and it could antagonize enough of them to jeopardize an "up" vote on
. now the country awaits a vote in congress. >> there was a plan from the senate, but the republican- controlled house has yet to vote on the deal. jennifer johnson has the details. >> a tense new year for house speaker john boehner as he meets with fellow republicans over whether to ok the fiscal cliff bill passed overwhelmingly by the senate. >> gop leaders have not agreed to allow the house to vote or amended the bill. >> i think more members want this to pass them and are willing to vote for it. you have to be practical about what is the best thing you can do given the circumstances. >> vice president joe biden back >> vice president joe biden back on the hill
noon deadline which is constitutionally the end of this congress, he said it's not thursday at noon yet. >> woodruff: we also know todd, just quickly that the speaker is up for election as speaker again shortly. how much of a role is that playing now that we see the republican leader in the house, eric cantor openly apparently saying he's against this bill? >> and clearly this is a big part of the trouble here. it is always a challenge, it's always a risk for any speaker to pass any bill but a high-profile bill with the country watching, the large part of the economy at stake without a majority of his own members and conservatives are perennialally up in arms about spending and deficits. that's a big part of this. i will note that going into this republican conference meeting that just started 45 minutes ago judy eric cantor and john boehner literally walked in shoulder to shoulder. i mean their shoulders touching in an optical show of unity. >> woodruff: just quickly todd, finally, i'm going to ask you the same thing i ended with last night. what are you watching for in the next few ho
is that there is this up or down vote in the house and it passes. if they put a poison pill amendment as speaker boehner warned them about, they are in trouble. and then what happens if there's another bill coming through? there's not enough time. what will happen is they go into the next congress. it will start again at the end of the week with a newly elected senators and house members and they'll try again. in the meantime, the markets are going to be furious. you are going to see a very tough week on wall street i think. >> we're watching this real time along with you. thank you guys both. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> as the calendar turns over to a new year, washington is getting ready for the president's inauguration which is a few weeks away. president obama is restricting inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years. jennifer davis shows us there is still a staggering amount of prep work underway for the big dachlt >> reporter: you could say this hum of construction that fills the capitol grounds every four years represents the foundation of our country. these are the stands that will show ca
and approximate republicans, members of congress. democrats tell us they are pretty much going to vote for this republicans seem to be leaning no. but the speaker doesn't need every republican. really needs about 30. >> no, he doesn't. but i think he wants more than just 30. the other thing that makes this deal more palatable is that now the tax hikes have kicked in. they have gone in automatically and voting for tax cuts. that really does help. actually going over the fiscal cliff will help some republicans vote for a measure when maybe before they would have voted against it. some republicans up even though they are not on board, won't vote for this unless they have to. but i think john boehner wants more than 30 republicans to be on board with him. >> no doubt the case. brianna keilar in washington. looking for signs all morning about how this will go down. any smoke rising from the speaker's office, we know are you watching. >> let's dive into the senate deal. what it does on the business side. popular tax breaks extended, including a credit for research, which benefits high-tech c
of congress and persons holding other offices or positions in the sfral government from being made -- federal government from being made. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 287, the nays are 129. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the speaker pro tempore: the unfinished business is question on suspending the rules and concurring in senate amendment h.r. 44 , which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: an act to provide for the conveyance of certain properties in the united states to the associa
, right? so until the last week or so he was very much taking a back seat to speaker boehner. now, there is some sense, no disreto anybody else in congress he is kind of the adult in the room on the republican side that decided a deal had to get done. knew how to do it calling in vice president biden. obviously they were able to kind of talk turkey in a way that got things done. i think really elevates his prestige even more. harry reid, again certainly in a position to obstruct something. he didn't. so could he have been more aggressive? perhaps so. i think this is kind of the outcome a lot of members of the senate, house, democrat and republican foresaw. i don't give any bad notes to harry reid on this. heather: okay. basically because he went quiet and stepping into his place and appeared to be vice president joe biden. >> biden is clear winner even eclipsing the president who yesterday almost had what democratic strategists call a leon lett moment. the dallas cowboy who spiked football before he got into the end zone. when the president had obnoxious pep rally before the agree
a lot of presidents, going back to president reagan from the standpoint of a member of congress. and i've watched these other crises as we go through them, whether it be the potential shutdown of the government when newt gingrich was speaker of the house, we've seen these other crises as the debt limit expired and a number of others. and it's sometimes unfortunately a way -- the way we do business here. but i must say at a time of crisis, on new year's eve when at midnight at least certain actions take place or have to be planned to take place, we have the president of the united states go over and have a cheerleading, ridiculing of republicans' exercise in speaking to the people of the united states of america. as i watched other presidents address crises, the way that they were able to address them and resolve them with presidential leadership -- and that's why we elect presidents, to lead -- they did it by calling the leaders of both parties to the white house and sit around the table and do the negotiations and the discussions and they are sometimes concessions have to be made, com
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